Rootless and heartbroken Stephen Wraysford joins the army at the outbreak of World War I. He and his men are given the assignment to tunnel under the German lines and set off bombs. The comaraderie, love, and loyalty of the soldiers contrasts with the horrors of the underground, air, and trench warfare Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar... Topics: Japanese Americans, Trials (Murder), Journalists
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From catalog: The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left hi the sixties-its passage from student protest to institutional resistance to revolutionary activism, and its ultimate impact on American politics and life. An essential book about the '60's. Interviews, office memos, position papers, research documents, speeches, letters, and now and then, there is pause for laughter. In his history of the... Topics: socialism, New Left, SDS
Inman, an injured and disillusioned Confederate soldier, embarks on a harrowing journey home to his sweetheart, Ada, who herself is struggling to run the farm left her at her father's sudden death Topic: Love stories